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press release: Foxygen, the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, release their new album Hang, out January 20 on Jagjaguwar. On their first proper studio record, the Los Angeles pair once again present their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate, uncompromising vision. And this time, they’ve gone true big band! Every song on Hang features a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard with additional arranging from Matthew E. White. Additionally, Hang was recorded with the brother rhythm section duo of Brian and Michael D'Addario, also known as the Lemon Twigs, and features Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips on select tracks. Written and produced entirely by Foxygen, Hang was recorded on 2” tape at Electro Vox Studios in Los Angeles.
New single “On Lankershim,” and its accompanying video, was recorded all over their hometown of Los Angeles. "We love all those old big budget videos about Hollywood, so we wanted to make our own version of that. We got out the old 66 Mustang and drove around LA and the Valley, getting shots of what LA life looks like to us. We filmed most of it and directed it ourselves, so it would be as close to how we see LA as possible." While Foxygen is known for their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate vision, “On Lankershim,” with its nod to LA living, is more targeted, although it's open to interpretation whether they're paying homage to a present day Hollywood, or pining for a Hollywood lost.
"On Lankershim" by Foxygen
“A phenomenal range of styles are lovingly spliced together, from funk to folk, but sweet melodies and sheer musicality make this an invigorating blast” — The Guardian
“Here, they’ve crafted a shag and wood-grained interior as remarkably indebted to its predecessors as it is now warm and full and huge.” — SPIN
“on Hang, Foxygen hits its stride, a well-oiled machine confident in its surfeit of songwriting abilities and wieldy powers.” — The AV Club
“[Hang] is as jangly and melodramatic as ever, thanks to Stones-indebted guitars, swelling strings, and energetic saxes” — Entertainment Weekly
Gabriella Cohen is currently working on her second album, having stolen away to a farmhouse in Seymour, Victoria, surrounding herself with natural wonder and homemade granola. Gabriella will soon embark on an international adventure which will take her first to the US and then to Europe, as she determinedly chases perfect weather and perfect vibes.